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Letter from the Superintendent

posted Aug 25, 2016, 11:43 AM by Jason Davis   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 8:18 PM by Laura Sireci Roman ]

With the rash of schools around the state finding lead in their drinking water, you will be glad to hear that the McKenzie School district water supply has not exceeded state or federal standards for lead in the drinking water in its buildings.

Several tests resulted in no detectable lead in the drinking fountains, and those that did have some traces of lead were well below the standard of 20ppm (parts per million).

The district also tested the instructional buildings for Radon. Three of the four sites tested were well below state and federal standards. However, the lower level of the Pagoda, which is used primarily during football season, was well above both state and federal standards.

Therefore, we are not allowing the area to be occupied until corrective measures are completed and the air quality is within state and federal guidelines.

We are going to continue to test for Radon to be sure that we do not have any additional high Radon emitting areas.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 541-822-3338

Jim Thomas, Superintendent